Tuesday, December 20, 2016

First Flying Luttenbachers shows in 10 years in France March 2017

 The Flying Luttenbachers is a seminal band which originally existed between 1991 and 2007 and ran a renegade stylistic gamut from hardcore Free Jazz improvisation to rigorous Modernist composition, uniting many threads of outsider aesthetics under the dictatorship of composer and instrumentalist Weasel Walter. Alumni of the group include experimental rock heavies like Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Mick Barr (Krallice), Jonathan Hischke (Les Butcherettes, Hella) and Alex Perkolup (Cheer-Accident), as well as noted improvisers Fred Lonberg Holm, Jeb Bishop, Hal Russell, and Ken Vandermark. Over the course of 16 official releases, The Flying Luttenbachers stood for everything bracing and cathartic in modern music before the project ended.

March 2017 marks the first Flying Luttenbachers performances in more than a decade. The new New York City-based trio, featuring Weasel Walter (drums), Tim Dahl (bass guitar) and Chris Welcome (guitar), will focus on new interpretations of classic material, keeping the thread of the project while expanding the sonic possibilities into the present.